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CTY The City of London Investment Trust plc

Renowned for its record-setting annual dividend increases since 1966, the Company targets long-term income and capital growth


Share price
As of 20/02/2024

Estimated NAV
As of 20/02/2024

Discount / Premium
As of 20/02/2024

As of 20/02/2024



The Company’s objective is to provide long-term growth in income and capital, principally by investment in equities listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Board fully recognises the importance of dividend income to shareholders.

The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Potential investors must read the latest annual report and where relevant, the key information document before investing. This website is for promotional purposes and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.


  • Invests mainly in UK equities with a bias towards large, multinational companies
  • A conservative management style that prioritises sustainable income and long-term capital growth
  • Provides UK investors with exposure to global growth through the portfolio’s overseas revenues


The City of London Investment Trust plc has been awarded the AIC Dividend Hero award for 57 years of dividend growth.
Find out more about the methodology behind the award here.

Source: AIC, Morningstar calculations, 15/02/2023
Past performance does not predict future returns.

The City of London Investment Trust plc has been awarded the FundCalibre Elite Rating for 2023.
Find out more about the methodology behind the award here.

Source: FundCalibre calculations, 01/01/2023
Past performance does not predict future returns.

This is not substantive investment research or a research recommendation, as it does not constitute substantive research or analysis. Performance records are detailed on the specific KID, fees and charges may vary and further information can be found in the company’s prospectus and KID which must be reviewed before investing.

Past performance does not predict future returns. 


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Source: Morningstar. Ratings updated quarterly.


Job Curtis

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1983. Joined Firm in 1987.

David Smith, CFA

Portfolio Manager – Henderson High Income | Deputy Portfolio Manager - The City of London Investment Trust

Industry since 2002. Joined Firm in 2002.


Marketing Communication. Past performance does not predict future returns. The value of an investment and the income from it may go down as well as up and you may lose the amount originally invested. Potential investors must read the latest annual report and where relevant, the key information document before investing.
Discrete Performance (%)
As of 31/12/2023
Net Asset Value Price
Quarter End
As of 31/12/2023
2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
Net Asset Value 6.48 5.11 20.07 -13.81 21.14
Price 4.82 9.37 11.78 -11.75 20.53
Cumulative Performance (%)
As of 31/01/2024
NAV (Net) Price (Net)
As of 31/01/2024 1MO 3MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR
NAV (Net) -0.48 6.83 -0.48 1.91 36.57 33.33 77.81
Price (Net) -0.83 8.29 -0.83 0.28 32.56 31.20 72.27
Ex Dividend Date Pay Date Amount div p/ps
25-Jan-24 29-Feb-24 5.05
26-Oct-23 30-Nov-23 5.05
27-Jul-23 31-Aug-23 5.05
27-Apr-23 31-May-23 5.05
26-Jan-23 28-Feb-23 5.00
27-Oct-22 30-Nov-22 5.00
04-Aug-22 31-Aug-22 5.00
28-Apr-22 31-May-22 5.00
27-Jan-22 28-Feb-22 4.80
28-Oct-21 30-Nov-21 4.80
05-Aug-21 31-Aug-21 4.80
29-Apr-21 28-May-21 4.80


Top Holdings (As of 31/01/2024)
% of Fund
BAE Systems 4.23
RELX 3.93
Shell 3.89
HSBC 3.61
Unilever 3.41
AstraZeneca 3.05
3i Group 2.93
British American Tobacco 2.93
BP 2.75
Tesco 2.68
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Sector Allocation % OF FUND % OF FUND (As of 31/01/2024)
Country/Geographic Exposures % OF FUND % OF FUND (As of January 31, 2024)


  • ​The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
  • ​Past performance does not predict future returns
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • If a Company's portfolio is concentrated towards a particular country or geographical region, the investment carries greater risk than a portfolio that is diversified across more countries.
  • Where the Company invests in assets that are denominated in currencies other than the base currency, the currency exchange rate movements may cause the value of investments to fall as well as rise.
  • This Company is suitable to be used as one component of several within a diversified investment portfolio. Investors should consider carefully the proportion of their portfolio invested in this Company.
  • Active management techniques that have worked well in normal market conditions could prove ineffective or negative for performance at other times.
  • The Company could lose money if a counterparty with which it trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the Company.
  • Shares can lose value rapidly, and typically involve higher risks than bonds or money market instruments. The value of your investment may fall as a result.
  • The return on your investment is directly related to the prevailing market price of the Company's shares, which will trade at a varying discount (or premium) relative to the value of the underlying assets of the Company. As a result, losses (or gains) may be higher or lower than those of the Company's assets.
  • The Company may use gearing (borrowing to invest) as part of its investment strategy. If the Company utilises its ability to gear, the profits and losses incurred by the Company can be greater than those of a Company that does not use gearing.
  • All or part of the Company's management fee is taken from its capital. While this allows more income to be paid, it may also restrict capital growth or even result in capital erosion over time.
  • The Company confirms that it currently conducts its affairs so that its ordinary shares of 25p each can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
  • The shares are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.
  • For detailed product information including the risks associated with investing please read the relevant Prospectus or Annual Report. Please refer to the AIFMD Disclosure document and Annual Report of the AIF before making any final investment decisions.
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